The time has come where I start to worry. I missed my period last month, my boyfriend Sam and I have been dating for just over 4 years and we are only now discussing getting married, I am 23 and Sam is 24. I would say that we are a sexually active couple and are always the type of people who like to adventure, we've travelled a lot, gone to plenty of beautiful places in our time spent with eachother and we want to continue our life as it is before we settle down🗽🗺🎆🕌... but I woke up at 2 o'clock this morning feeling really sick and my breasts felt a bit tender, I thought there could only be reason why, I waited till later that morning and went to the supermarket to grab a pregnancy test & to also get a little exercise in to try and settle my stomach so that it could make me feel better. I got a few healthy snacks while I was there, I went to boost juice and got a passion fruit and mango smoothie. Then I walked my grumpy butt back home and took the test. I waited 3 minutes anxiously to see what the results were. It turned out POSITIVE! Sam and I have talked about children a little bit but not properly and I'm not sure if we are financially ready to have a baby seeing we already struggle with money💰. I brought up the courage to tell Sam and he replied saying "what are we going to do?" We were both pretty shocked and overwhelmed, it took a while to sink in what had happened, Sam gave me lots of hugs to try and comfort me and I said to him "your not only hugging me now, there's another little creature inside of me" to try and make it seem like it was a good thing. We sat down and talked about it and decided that we were going to keep the baby seeing we were already 3 weeks into the pregnancy and wanted to change things up by having a little person in our life even though we still would like to get our marriage sorted out first❤️💍. I made a doctors appointment to confirm the pregnancy and the earliest they were available was next week... I found out that the baby was already the size of a sesame seed!! Sam and I have looked to the bright side of things, we will work together and stick through anything while our bubba is growing. It's been quite a few weeks since I found out I was pregnant and it's already week 9, by this time our precious little one was already the size of a grape and its tiny heart would've started beating by now🍇. The babies skin is translucent and its circulatory system is starting to form, it's now growing eyes, a nose, fingers, toes and a mouth and also has tiny earlobes. During the middle of week 10 in the stage of my pregnancy, the baby has fully developed all of its organs and are being primed to support independent life, my baby is essentially a miniture version of how it will be when it's born.... just a lot smaller of course!! The baby can open and close its hands and the webbing between their toes and fingers are gone. The baby has tooth buds and tastebuds! Around this time the baby is also producing urine. My cravings are starting to kick in... I always want some sort of ice cream or cheesecake, but sometimes I get a metallic taste in my mouth and it makes me feel gross🤢. Whenever I get a bit moody, Sam goes out to get me food and tries to make me feel better and he always supports me and tells me that I'll be the best mum ever! I couldn't do this without him. We decided it should be time to make another booking to get an ultrasound, the clinic said they could fit me in at 12 o'clock tomorrow and all I could think about was if something went wrong. I woke up today feeling nervous, I have to be at the clinic in 1 hour... now it's a few minutes till I have to be in there getting my belly scanned and having a blood test. OMG it was time to get the ultrasound done, the doctor put the gel on and it felt reallyyyyy cold, it gave me shivers!! The doctor got the machine out and put it on my belly, I looked straight at the screen... my baby is so small, I started crying happy tears. But it's time for a blood test and I absolutely HATE needles!!💉
So this week I've started the second trimester of my pregnancy and I haven't been this excited in years!! I have been feeling really good in the mornings seeing I've been going for little walks and having lots of fruit and vegetables throughout the day🍎🥒. I don't wake up feeling nauseous and sick anymore which is good. But on the not so good side, my clothes are getting TIGHT!! I still haven't told my besties that I'm pregnant and they haven't seen me since I found out, I gave them a call and asked if they wanted to meet for a lunch date this Sunday and they all says yes🌮👭👭! I'm so keen to see them, my social life just hasn't been the best for me lately, I barely see any of my family because I'm too lazy to get off the couch and be productive for the day and I never go out in case I get sick! I had a good feeling this morning and I was ready to go see my friends. I walked into the mall feeling scared and a little bit confident to tell them the good news, but I was nervous as to what they might think. I spotted Emily first...she noticed my baby bump straight away and started to jump with joy. She said "OMG, are you pregnant?!" I replied and said yes and she said back "oh gosh I'm so happy for you and Sam!" At least seeing Emily's reaction made me feel more confident to give the news to my other friends. Georgia & Emerson found Emily and I standing in front of Kmart, they came up to me and they both looked at my belly, they both seemed pretty surprised and happy! Straight away they all said my clothes looked small😂 we went for a MASSIVE shopping spree so that I could get some maternity clothes and other comfy clothes that I could just wear around the house on a lazy day👚👖. I had to get a few pairs of new shoes because my feet are sooooo swollen and none of my current shoes fit properly👟. I'm only in the 15th week of my pregnancy and the baby should weigh around 100 grams, my baby is still very small and I can't feel it moving yet but I'm sure my bubba is jumping around in there like it's on a trampoline. It's in the stage of contuing to form bones, and the baby is now able to hear its mothers heartbeat or people talking outside of the womb close by. Week 16 is right around the corner and I organised another checkup at the doctors for a blood test to see if my body was coping & functioning well enough to provide the special qualities for the baby and also to make sure the baby was in a healthy condition. I'm starting to get worried for week 17 because I've heard a lot of people say that's when the pain gets real, I'm talking about back pain, headaches, migraines, muscle strains and a whole lot more. And guess what... when that week came, I was one of them people who started to struggle! I always tried to keep my posture right to try and help the pain, but nothing really seemed to fix the problem. I would end up asking Sam to give me a massage every few hours on the weekends, he can't do anything to help during the week because he has to go to work and get the money to pay for the apartment🏢 I woke up at 3 am this morning to find that the creature inside of me was kicking its feet.... at first I had no idea what the heck was happening but then I realised, MY BABY WAS MOVINGGGGGG!! I woke Sam up straight away so that he could feel the kicking and he said "Oh my god that's amazing!" It's week 21 and it's time for another ultrasound, hopefully we will find out the gender. Sam and I are both hoping for a boy, baby boys look soooo cute dressed up in their spunky outfits! When I was going into the appointment I was feeling a little bit dizzy but I just drank some water and then I was fine, I told myself to keep hydrated💦 Here we go again, the gel was freezing cold and I stared at the monitor straight away. Sam asked the doctor "can you tell what gender it is?" and he said back "it looks like your having a baby boy!!" Sam and I were so happy, I think we hugged for a solid 5 minutes lol. My doctor said that our bubba was 10 inches long from head to toe and weighed about 280 grams. He said that next week, week 22 was when the baby can swallow and hiccup, he won't be able to see yet but he can open his eyes👁 He said that if something went wrong and I had to have the baby now, it would survive but would need severe medical help and I was praying to god I would make it to the end of my pregnancy. I don't want my baby boy going through such a intense time after he's just been born. I'm leaning towards the end of trimester 2 and by now this little boy or now big boy is 35cm long and weighs 1 kg! He's grown ALOT!!😂 And so have I, I've gained sooo much weight I feel like a fat elephant. Sometimes I get embarrased to even go outside because I'm so self conscious.😬
There isn't long until it's time to have my baby, I need to go and get some clothes for my munchkin and start getting the final touch ups for the nursery done. My mum has come to help me because with my belly getting bigger, it's hard to get around and lift heavy things. I need to buy a pram, get some sheets for the cot and just some little things to decorate his room. I wanted to have a baby shower, just so that everybody I know could share this amazing journey with me, and know what's been happening in my life the past couple months. I wanted the destination to be at the Botanical Gardens because it is so peaceful and beautiful there.🍃🌸I handed out invites to my friends, my family and also Sam's family. When the day came it turned out so perfect and everybody was so kind and generous with all of the presents they gave. We sure do have heaps of clothes for the baby now!! Lately I've been thinking about making a birth plan and choosing who my midwife is. I have a feeling that I want to do everything naturally to get the full experience but if I can't stand the pain I will get an epidural, and that's the last thing I want. Sam and I have also been thinking about names and whether or not our baby boy should have a middle name. Sam was suggesting Alexander or Ethan, and I was leaning more towards Luke. I've only just started the third trimester and it's week 28, I've heard that if you went to the doctor they would be able to show you the babies sleeping patterns!! THATS PRETTY COOL!! The baby could possibly be dreaming at this stage in the pregnancy and the branches of the babies lungs are developing and starting to spread out. By this time, statistics show that almost every baby starts with having blue eyes and then change colour after being born.👶🏼 By week 28, my baby is the size of a small rockmelon and hair is starting to appear, my angel has grown eyelashes and he's fluttering his big eyes open and closed! 🍈 I had a glucose level test to see if I have gestational diabetes today, and I'm so lucky that I don't have it!! The drink that the nurse gave me was absolutely disgusting, I almost vomited! I've skipped a few weeks since I've last spoke about my pregnancy and it's week 33, ONLY 7 WEEKS TO GO! Across the past 5 weeks the baby has gained 28.35 grams per day... now he weighs 2 kilograms. My belly is starting to get massive, I've been using special oils to try and reduce stretchmarks because my belly is seriously getting huge! In week 30 I started shining torches on my belly, the baby could see bright lights from the outside of the womb and he has been moving his head towards the light almost every time I shine the torch on him. I started to do yoga around that time to try and relax by body and keep me calm for the following month and a half.🤰🏼 In week 31 my babies bones all over the body were hardening except for the skull because it needs to be able to adjust in order to get out. Week 32, my baby was the size of a coconut and it is covered in a white substance called vernix. That week the baby weighed 1.8 kg and was 42 cm long. And back to where I'm at now, week 33. My precious little one should be turning upside down soon and I've been feeling lots and lots of moving around in my belly lately, I think my baby is starting to spin around! Seeing my baby is a boy, in this week his testicles would have dropped into his scrotum... I'll tell you what, Sam was pretty proud.😂 My cravings are gone and I've been eating so clean lately, I've been having lots of fruit bowls, nuts, green juices with vegetables and lots of vitamins! I haven't been having the best night sleeps seeing there is only a few weeks to go but every now and again I will have a quick rest. HOLY MOLY THERE IS ONLY 4 WEEKS TO GO!! Week 36 is when my baby is starting to move it's way to the pelvis, thank goodness for that! This creature has been digging its feet right under my ribs for ages and it hurts so much! He weighs 2.6 kilograms and is putting on 300 grams every week, our munchkin should be around 47 cm long this week. His lungs are maturing and is getting ready to breathe. Week 37 is when the baby is considered a "full term baby" and is weighing a whopping 3 kgs!!! I figured it should be time I get some bags packed incase I don't make it to 40 weeks, I got a small suitcase out and starting filling it with baby onesies, nappies, tiny socks, a beanie and a spare set of clothes for me.😻 My kid is going to look so cool coming out of that hospital.😂 At week 39 I was massive, the baby was the size of a watermelon OMG🍉 and he weighed 3.3kg!! HOLYYY MOLYYYY I'M ABOUT TO BURST!